Black Belt Industrial Sector

All-round Lean Six Sigma experts

“Variation is evil”. A quote the former CEO of GE, Jack Welch is famous for. Yet many manufacturing processes are still plagued by it. Marred by variation in output, variation in the quality of raw materials and having to deal with variation in customer demand. Clearly Jack Welch was absolutely right, ultimately variation costs money. Reducing variation is a common objective but not an easy feat. A rigorous research plan, data and advanced analytics can help you find the  root causes of variation and eliminate them. Lean Six Sigma provides the indispensable structure to realise this critical process improvement.  

Any Continuous Improvement professional will hugely benefit from Lean Six Sigma knowledge and expertise provided through our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Industrial Sector course.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course

With this course, you will learn to achieve statistically substantiated improvements. The course also delves deeper into designing processes from scratch using Lean Six Sigma methods and tools.

The 10-day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Industrial Sector course is the most comprehensive Black Belt training in our offer. The course consists out of 2 days of Lean theory, 6 days of Six Sigma DMAIC project structure and 2 additional days covering Design of Experiments (DoE) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).

After the course, you will be able to conduct high complexity Black Belt projects such as those which require a DoE approach.

Includes our Online Yellow Belt course.
The ideal preparation in 4 hours!

Black Belt Industrial Sector

The Lean Six Sigma Course for all-round Black Belts.

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Not sure yet? Try the online Yellow Belt course.

Online Yellow Belt certification

An online Lean Six Sigma essentials course at £109

Practical information

We provide this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course every 2 months through open enrolment in collaboration with the University of Bedfordshire.

Below, you will find more detailed information on the schedule, curriculum, the main topics, pricing and dates. Request our prospectus if you would like to know more about issues such as the expected time involved (incl. preparation and homework), the detailed programme, the target audience and the objectives of the course.


  • 10 days classroom theory + practical assignment

  • Theoretical part will be concluded with an exam

  • Practical assignment involves a project enabling delegate to demonstrate practical experience. During the assignment, individual coaching will be provided by the Master Black Belt

  • Classroom hours are between 9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. (Mondays start at 10:00 a.m.)

  • Theory can be followed seperately from practical assignment

After this course you will be able to:

  • to manage a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or initiative

  • to manage an improvement team

  • to apply the Lean Six Sigma method and tools

  • to successfully implement a defined solution within an organisation in the service industry and industrial sector

After passing the theoretical exam you will be awarded the internationally recognised Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate which evidences theoretical knowledge of Lean Six Sigma.

After completion of your practical assignment you will awarded a certificate evidencing both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in Lean Six Sigma on a Black Belt level.

Part 1 - Lean Thinking

Two course days covering Lean Methods and Tools:

Important learning method is a business case simulation.  

Part 2 - Six Sigma

The next 6 days in class will cover the Six Sigma project structure and associated methods/tools. Important subject matter covered:

  • Background of Six Sigma
  • Define phase: Selecting a project
  • Basic statistics
  • Measure phase: Determine critical impact factors
  • Analyse phase: Root causes and analysing data
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Improvement phase: Generate solutions and piloting
  • Control phase: Control plan and project closure

Part 3 - DoE and MSA

The last 2 days in class focus on more advanced statistical tools specific to a manufacturing industry working environment: 

  • Design of Experiments
  • Measurement System Analyses

Part 4 - Practical Assignment

After the theoretical exam and certification you are provided the opportunity to implement your knowledge and bring an improvement project to a successful conclusion during a ‘Practical Assignment’. Coached by your Master Black Belt you can achieve certification which evidences both theoretical and practical expertise in Lean Six Sigma on a Black Belt level.

The Practical Assignment will need to commence within 2 years after passing the theoretical exam and can be booked separately.

More detailed information can be found in the prospectus.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 10 day classroom theory course £2275

Pricing includes:

  • Classroom tutoring by an experienced Master Black Belt

  • Course materials (reference book, slide pack)

  • Online Yellow Belt as preparation (completing the course/exam is nog mandatory)

  • lunch on classroom days

  • Minitab software trial subscription with full capabilities

  • Exam (and 2 resits if required)

  • Certification (evidencing Lean Six Sigma theoretical knowledge on a Black Belt level)

Practical Assignment £795 (+ VAT)

Pricing includes:

  • 8 to 10 hours of individual coaching by your Master Black Belt

  • Formats / tools overview

  • Project Assessment

  • Certification (evidencing Lean Six Sigma theoretical knowledge and practical experience on a Black Belt level)

Pricing does not include:

  • Travel and Subsistence


Obtain an additional  Lean Practitioner or Lean Leader certificate. Prices start at £250 (+VAT). Contact us for more information.

Including online Yellow Belt

Online Yellow Belt certification

An online Lean Six Sigma essentials course at £109

Scheduled courses

Dates per course:

June 2019

24 June 2019|25 June 2019|26 June 2019|27 June 2019|28 June 2019|8 July 2019|9 July 2019|10 July 2019|11 July 2019|12 July 2019

August 2019

12 August 2019|13 August 2019|14 August 2019|15 August 2019|16 August 2019|19 August 2019|20 August 2019|21 August 2019|22 August 2019|23 August 2019

September / October 2019

23 September 2019|24 September 2019|25 September 2019|26 September 2019|27 September 2019|7 October 2019|8 October 2019|9 October 2019|10 October 2019|11 October 2019

November 2019

4 November 2019|5 November 2019|6 November 2019|7 November 2019|8 November 2019|18 November 2019|19 November 2019|20 November 2019|21 November 2019|22 November 2019

December 2019

9 December 2019|10 December 2019|11 December 2019|12 December 2019|13 December 2019|16 December 2019|17 December 2019|18 December 2019|19 December 2019|20 December 2019

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Competencies for key personnel and their organizations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation

Our courses follow this standard and adhere to the competencies described therein.

With its origins dating back to the 80’s, Lean Six Sigma is truly a well proven and globally recognised methodology in process improvement.

Nevertheless, there was often some ambiguity surrounding the qualifications in Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma.

For example, if an organisation advertised for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, how could they be sure of the level of ability of a ‘Black Belt’? If a supplier said it had deployed Six Sigma or Lean, how could a customer be sure of their real abilities?

It is exactly for this reason ‘The International Organization for Standardization’ (ISO) defined a universal standard for Lean Six Sigma in ISO 18404.

This International Standard for Lean Six Sigma sets out to clarify the required competencies for personnel and organisations in Six Sigma, Lean and ‘Lean & Six Sigma’. In doing so, it has created clarity what third parties can to expect Lean Six Sigma professionals.

As our courses adhere to this international standard, the company looking for a Black Belt in the example above, can now be sure what competencies to expect from a Lean Six Sigma Black  Belt  certified by The Lean Six Sigma Company.

The Lean Six Sigma Company courses adhere to the ISO18404 standard which defines the competencies for the following Lean Six Sigma professionals:

  • Lean Practitioner

  • Lean Leader

  • Lean Expert

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Our certification criteria are directly derived from the ISO standard. Participants who completed the course, fullfill internationally recognised and objective requirements (ISO18404), which may be expected from Lean Six Sigma professionals.

Mischa van Aalten   /   CEO of The Lean Six Sigma Company Group

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Lean Six Sigma in your company

Although Lean Six Sigma is best known as a project-based improvement structure, it is much broader than that. Lean Six Sigma is an established philosophy, an organisational and improvement structure as well as a set of tools. Using this perspective Lean Six Sigma addresses organisational issues with respect to competitiveness, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction. 

Depending on your ambition, Lean Six Sigma can be implemented in phases. Every organisation is unique, without a common blueprint that universally applies. Together with you, The Lean Six Sigma Company will develop a plan of action tailored to your organisation.

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